Charles Johnson, Editor-in-chief of GotNews, filed a lawsuit seeking the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal record. Johnson claims law enforcement told him that Brown’s juvenile arrest record contains a second-degree murder charge and information linking him to the notorious Crips street gang.
Since Michael Brown is deceased his juvenile record no longer needs to remain private, and can be unsealed according to Missouri law.
Via AOL News:
An explosive new lawsuit filed in St. Louis seeking the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile criminal record alleges the slain teen was a gang member and faced a second degree murder charge.
The citizen journo wrote in a Wednesday afternoon post to his site and on Twitter that he was told by law enforcement sources the black teen has a juvenile arrest record that is being kept private.
Johnson also claims cops told him that Brown’s juvenile arrest record contains a second-degree murder charge and there are rumors he is a member of the notorious Crips street gang.
“To find out if those police officers are correct requires seeing Brown’s juvenile arrest record, which ought to be freely available given that he is dead and therefore has no right to privacy remaining,” insists Johnson.
“Knowing the truth about Brown’s past will help us gauge the credibility of his parents and family who have called him a ‘gentle giant.'”
So apparently the “Gentle Giant” may not have been so gentle…